Built around a 17th century Baroque style church, Valloire has retained the charm and authenticity of days gone by with friendly welcoming residents.
Restaurants will suit all tastes and budgets and range from the much-praised 'Le Gastilleur' to the cosy Crêperie.
In the 'Golden Valley', Valloire and its 17 hamlets (including Les Verneys, Les Clots and Les Granges where some of our accommodation is located) is a reasonably large traditional village with 1300 inhabitants and is located between 1400m and 1800m. At the foot of the famous Galibier Pass, Valloire is accessed via the motorway exit and TGV station at St Michel de Maurienne (17km) and is four hours from Paris by train.
Valloire has is a good selection of bars, discos, shops, an ice rink, bowling and a fitness centre. Alternatively you can visit a working farm in Valloire to try the local Beaufort cheese - or try spotting a chamois on snowshoe outings, go parapenting or try a microlight flight. There are five kindergartens, while teenagers (aged 10 to 99!) will be keen to visit Valloire’s Adventure Park.
For three days and nights each year in Valloire ski resort, sculptors from all over the world meet to compete in a snow-and-ice sculpture contest
This pass, the natural frontier between the southern and northern Alps, not far from ‘la Vanoise’ and ‘les Ecrins’ National Parks, has been made famous because of the celebrated Tour de France bike race. You can admire other summits such as the ‘Aiguille d’Arves’ and you might even get a glimpse of an ibex.
- It’s a 'real' French resort
- With Valmeinier, it has 150km of pistes – 70% of which are above 2000m (6,500 ft)
- There’s some excellent après-ski with plenty to do and many places to relax
- It’s well-suited to non-skiers
- And it’s only 17km from motorway exit
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Valloire ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 89
- Green slopes: 21
- Blue slopes: 25
- Red slopes: 31